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Considering getting a G5, couple of inquries.

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eurobum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 20, 2008 4:11 PM
I'm offered a good price on a second hand G5, but what are the main differences between a G5 and a Mac Pro?

What are the topics of discussion when comparing the two generations of stationary computers? Is it worth it to spend more and get a Mac Pro instead?
  • Thomas Bryant Level 6 Level 6 (13,865 points)
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    Jan 20, 2008 4:54 PM (in response to eurobum)
    Hi! THIS is a comparison between the two. Tom
    G-4/Sawtooth/1.8ghz Sonnet/10.5/2gig ram-G-4 1.2ghz Sawtooth 9.2.2 /10.3.9, Mac OS X (10.5), 4-320gig SATAs
  • Thomas Bryant Level 6 Level 6 (13,865 points)
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    Jan 21, 2008 6:40 AM (in response to eurobum)
    Hi! As with any technology the older it gets the less compatible with more modern stuff. And yes, you are correct that only Intel Macs can run Windows. Tom
    G-4/Sawtooth/1.8ghz Sonnet/10.5/2gig ram-G-4 1.2ghz Sawtooth 9.2.2 /10.3.9, Mac OS X (10.5), 4-320gig SATAs
  • Nick Bachur Calculating status...
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    Jan 21, 2008 8:03 AM (in response to eurobum)
    Hi Eurobum, I will tell you of my experience having two (2) personal G5's die after their warranty periods had expired and not being offered any help by the Apple people although they felt sorry for me. In addition, I have seen several G5s at my workplace die rapid and irreversible deaths. I do not trust or recommend ANY G5. I have been using Macs since 1985 in my professional work including video and photo work. I am a thorough Mac advocate, but I think Apple made a major design and production error with the G5s which is only admitted to the power supplies but extends well beyond. I am out several thousand dollars with my G5 loses. However, I am looking beyond these catastrophies to save for a new Mac Pro in the future. As was stated by others also, the G5 line will be obsolete soon so look ahead.
    DEAD G5 dual 2.3, revived G5 dual 1.8, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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